HP-UX Developers Kit for Java(TM) and HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM) Enables Development and Deployment of Applications on HP 9000 Enterprise Servers and Workstations

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 1996 -- Hewlett-Packard Company today announced it will enable Java(TM) applications to run on HP-UX(1), the industry's leading UNIX(R) system for HP 9000 enterprise servers and workstations. Based on the latest Java(TM) release, 1.02, the HP-UX Developer's Kit for Java(TM) and the HP-UX Virtual Machine(2) for Java(TM) enable enterprises to deploy Internet- and intranet-based solutions that involve execution or development of Java(TM) logic on HP 9000 servers and workstations.

"Java(TM) is gaining popularity as an Internet programming language with its flexible and simple 'written-once, run-anywhere' characteristics," said Rich Sevcik, HP vice president and general manager of the Systems Technology Group. "With the HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM), Java(TM)-based applications now can be deployed on the industry-leading HP 9000 servers and workstations."

"We like the platform independence, ease-of-portability and ease-of-distribution features of Java(TM), and we are pleased to see HP porting Java(TM) to their platform," said Bryn Rahm, member of Scientific Staff with Nortel's ServiceBuilder. "HP is demonstrating its commitment to emerging technologies such as Java(TM). These new capabilities allow our ServiceBuilder Advanced Intelligent Network Systems to provide next-generation service-creation for our customers."

Executing Java(TM) Applications and Applets on HP-UX

The HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM) provides the execution engine for the deployment of Java(TM) applications and applets. It provides an interpreter that executes Java(TM) applications or applets by interpreting platform-neutral bytecode. By compiling Java(TM) source code to byt ecode, Java(TM) programs can be executed anywhere an HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM) exists.

HP also is developing a Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler for HP-UX that is expected to enhance the performance of Java(TM) deployment on HP-UX. HP plans to embed and tune the performance of the HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM) in subsequent releases of HP-UX and to continue to leverage and incorporate HP's industry-leading compiler technology into new versions of the Java(TM) technology.

"The introduction of HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM) is key to helping our customers deploy intranet applications," said Colleen Niven, director, Advanced Technologies, Dun & Bradstreet Software. "This capability makes it easier for our joint customers to incorporate Java(TM) technologies into their existing HP environments as we roll out our new Cyberstream applets based on Java(TM)."

Additionally, HP says it will continue to enhance and support the very rich set of emerging Java(TM)-class libraries with HP's middleware technology.

Enabling Development of Java(TM) Applications and Applets

The HP-UX Developer's Kit for Java(TM) provides the basic capabilities to develop and debut Java(TM) applications and applets. Basic programming tools, such as a compiler, debugger, apple tviewer, HTML document generator and core class libraries, are all included. The Java(TM) compiler included in the Developer's Kit generates platform-neutral bytecode that can run on any HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM).

Seminars Hosted by HP and ICS for Java(TM) Application Developers

HP and Integrated Computer Solutions, Cambridge, Mass., will host free half-day seminars designed to increase application developers' and engineering managers' knowledge of Java(TM), introduce various Java(TM) development tools and alert attendees to common mistakes in Java(TM) application development.

The "Free Java(TM) Training" seminars are scheduled to b econducted throughout November and December in the following U.S. cities: Burlington, Mass. (Nov. 19); New York (Nov. 20); Arlington, Va. (Nov. 21); Addison, Tex. (Dec. 3); Sunnyvale, Calif. (Dec. 4); Los Angeles (Dec. 5); Chicago (Dec. 10); and Atlanta (Dec. 12). Persons wishing more information or to register should call 1-800-910-7432 or visit the "Free Java(TM) Training" Web site at http://www.ics.com/freejava.

U.S. Prices and Availability

Both the HP-UX Developer's Kit for Java(TM) and HP-UX Virtual Machine for Java(TM) are available now at no charge. Additionally, customers also may purchase support contracts through normal sales channels. HP will release its Java(TM) products through software distributors, as well as making the product and information available through the Web. Customers may download these products by accessing http://www.hp.com/go/JAVA.

HP is the second-largest computer supplier in the United States, with computer revenue in excess of $25.3 billion in its 1995 fiscal year.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global manufacturer ofcomputing, communications and measurement products and services recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 110,800 employees and had revenue of $31.5 billion in its 1995 fiscal year.

Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.

HP-UX 9.X and 10.0 for HP 9000 Series 700 and 800 computers are X/Open(R) Company UNIX(R) 93 branded products. HP-UX 10.20 is an X/Open UNIX 95 branded product.

X/Open is a registered trademark, and the X device is atrademark of X/Open Company Ltd. in the UK and other countries.

UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and othe rcountries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.

(2) Virtual Machine is a product of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Java is a U.S. trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

ServiceBuilder is a product of Northern Telecom.

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